FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Anyone who thought Hillary Clinton would admit defeat and graciously make her exit to begin healing the party wasn't paying attention last night.
Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination, not by a delegate or two. The superdelegates poured into his camp all day and all night and made a bold statement. "He's our guy." But when the sun came up this morning, she is still there.
If Obama wants a hint what it will be like if she is the vice president, last night should give him a pretty good idea. Refusing to concede, she chose instead to try to steal the spotlight from him on one of the most historic nights in our history. Barely acknowledging his accomplishment, she went on in her speech at Baruch College like nothing had changed. It was pathetic.
Earlier in the day, she let it be known she is interested in the Vice Presidential nomination. Like it's her option. This puts enormous pressure on him to agree or risk further angering her dwindling supporters. Not that some of them could get any angrier.
Barack Obama at this moment has a much bigger problem with Hillary Clinton than he does with John McCain. You would think her advisers and supporters would start to be embarrassed by her behavior at some point.
At a time when our country should be celebrating a quantum leap forward in healing our racial divisions, Hillary Clinton is ruining the party – a spoiled child who refuses to go when told, "It's bedtime."
Here’s my question to you: How should Barack Obama handle the Hillary Clinton “situation”?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Entitlement is the problem. She started with 68% of the popular vote, an ex-president as husband, most of the superdelegates and blew it by her attitude - nothing else. I love Abraham Lincoln and would love to know what he would have thought of her attacks, using the race card, the women card, the victim card, the whatever-is-left card.
O. from Fort Worth, Texas writes:
Talk about scorched earth...she burned the olive branch last night. Hillary has exhausted Americans with her political tantrums. Obama can't be concerned with her emotional well-being much longer. McCain has started a "man all guns" approach so Obama has to direct his time, energy and talents to do what we elected him to do.
Obama should not ask her to be VP for all the reasons we hear daily. He has the skill and intelligence to find a more suitable and less burdened choice. You just can't get Hillary without taking Bill, too. It is the '92 "two for the price of one" scenario all over again. He will pick someone surprising and capture the world's attention again.
Craig from Albany, New York writes:
He doesn't need to make a decision for quite some time. My feeling is: just ignore her as if she doesn't exist. This will result in her acting out to capture attention and eventually she will embarrass herself to the point that even her lunatic fringe supporters cringe and run for cover.
I am a Republican who will vote for Obama if he does not have Clinton as a running mate!
It is time to turn the page. The Clinton chapters were a good read and the Bush chapters were among the worst in the book. Now we get a clean page to write the Obama chapter. We don't need a Clinton to co-author this one. Perhaps a place in the cabinet, but not on the ticket.
Mark from San Diego writes:
Jack, Obama should name her as Ambassador to Botswana and hope to never see her again. He would be doing us all a favor.